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WEDDINGS


A VERY SPECIAL OCCASION

Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa is one of a very few select hotels in the UK to be awarded the prestigious 4 AA Red Stars. Doxford Hall is a magical venue for your very special day. We have a selection of suites, all with their own unique charm and character. Each wedding is tailored to meet your exact requirements; from an intimate gathering to grand celebrations. Our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators are here to guide you through the arrangements ensuring your special day is one that you will remember forever. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service and surpassing the expectations of our guests. Whilst remembering every wedding is an individual special occasion.

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A VERY SPECIAL VENUE

Located close to the historic town of Alnwick and set within beautifully established gardens, Doxford Hall is a magical setting. The original Hall, built by acclaimed architect John Dobson in 1818, stands within its own private 10 acre estate and creates a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. The award-winning Yew tree maze, which was planted by 1,000 local children is an unusual and exciting feature for your guests to explore.

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Celebr ate In Style

The Kennedy Suite is perfect for larger gatherings of up to 200 guests, for smaller numbers the more intimate Frank Henry Mason Room is ideal for parties of up to 22. For Civil gatherings of up to 130, consider the George Runciman Suite, the impressive masonry fireplace makes a striking, yet traditional centrepiece for your Civil Ceremony. The Kennedy Suite with magnificent chandeliers and private bar makes a stylish venue for your party’s celebrations. Our Wedding Co-ordinators can guide you in arranging all aspects of your evening entertainment. Our chefs have created a choice of wedding menus packed full of culinary delights designed to suit even the most discerning palate. In addition we have a wide selection of wines available from our own well stocked cellars.

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Private Dining

Your Wedding Breakfast can be enjoyed in your chosen function suite, alternatively, the exceptional George Runciman Restaurant can be made available for private dining parties. This beautiful venue is ideal for gatherings of up to 60 guests; the mahogany panelled walls and exquisite furniture give this venue a distinctive, unrivalled charm and character. Aiming for the highest standards in cuisine and service, the George Runciman Restaurant at Doxford Hall is far more than just another hotel restaurant. It is a venue to experience the finest dishes created using fresh and seasonal ingredients by our acclaimed Head Chef and his team, who have recently been awarded Two AA Rosettes for dining excellence.

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Accommodation

Doxford Hall Hotel can arrange special accommodation rates for you and your guests. Our 31 bedrooms are individually named after a Northumbrian castle or a famous historical North East character. Each room has its own individual charm and character and benefits from modern facilities and bespoke furniture, with most having stunning views over the gardens. Why not take it easy and enjoy an extra hour in bed and have your Northumbrian breakfast served in your room for an extra treat after a long night.

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Relax and Unwind

Designed with personal attention to detail, the Spa at Doxford Hall is unique to the area and boasts many features second to none. Residential wedding guests are invited to experience the luxurious pool, steam room, soothing sauna, whirlpool bath and relaxation areas. Our fully trained spa therapists can also offer a selection of health and beauty treatments for you to enjoy, ideal for the bridal party wishing to indulge in a pre-wedding pamper in readiness for the big day.

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Contact Us

We are set close to Alnwick and the Scottish Borders, with historic Bamburgh and the beautiful Northumbrian coast on our doorstep. Newcastle and Gateshead are 45 minutes away, providing easy access to air and rail links across the UK. This magnificent property offers you the highest standards of comfort and service with the combined elegance and unique charm of a Northumbrian Country House. For further information please contact us. Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa, Chathill, Alnwick, Northumberland. NE67 5DN. Telephone: 01665 589 700 Fax: 01665 589 141 Email: info@doxfordhall.com Web: www.doxfordhall.com Doxford Hall would like to kindly thank the following for their photography contributions to this brochure. Image Newcastle - www.imagenewcastle.co.uk Phil Smith Photography - www.philsmithphotography.co.uk West One Photography - www.westonephotography.co.uk 15


DIRECTORY OF RECOMMENDED SUPPLIERS

Stationery 18 Bridalwear 18 Floristry

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Venue Styling

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Cakes

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Photography 24 Accommodation 26 Entertainment 28

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STATIONERY u Getting married requires great organisation and planning, and using the services of a professional stationery service will ensure the all-important details are not forgotten. Once you have decided when and where you will be married and where the reception will be, there are the invites to be sent, and time to think about service sheets, menus and place cards.

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With the right dress, every bride will look beautiful on her wedding day. Shopping for your wedding dress is one of life’s greatest joys. We recommend the crème de la crème of wedding dress designers and shops to make your wedding day a fairy tale.

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Quality Designer dresses at affordable prices, with all the accessories you will need for your Wedding including Veils, Tiaras, Shoes, Gloves, Jewellery, Bridesmaids and Flower Girl dresses. The Old Fire Station, High Street, Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 8LN

info@ajbridalwear.co.uk I 01912 644 688 I www.ajbridalwear.co.uk


Bridal Wish Bridal Wish The Region’s finest bridal wear collection The Region’s finest bridal wear collection

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www.bridalwish.co.uk 01670 789726 Units 5-6 New Kennels, Blagdon Estate,

www.bridalwish.co.uk Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 6DB info@bridalwish.co.uk

Units 5-6 New Kennels, Blagdon Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 6DB info@bridalwish.co.uk


FLORISTRY

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u Flowers create a lasting impression on your wedding ceremony and special occasion. The bouquet and table centrepieces are an integral part of your celebration. Consider button holes and corsages as well as posies. Make your day complete with the beauty of flowers.

VENUE STYLING u Create a truly bespoke wedding day with chair covers and sashes tailored to your chosen colour scheme, or a room decorated entirely to your own individual requirements. Chair covers can really transform a room and create a truly magical look to enhance your special day.

We are proud to have a fully trained, well qualified and experienced team that gives you the customer the very best in service, design and style. With many years of experience in wedding floristry, you can arrange an appointment with our bridal expert who will be only too pleased to help.

WWW.FLOWERSBYJULIEALNWICK.CO.UK

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enquiriesflowersbyjulie@yahoo.com • 01665 602354 29 BONDGATE WITHIN, ALNWICK, NORTHUMBERLAND, NE66 1SX 17 QUEEN STREET, AMBLE, NE65 0BX


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Simply Bows and Chair Covers manufacture high quality chair covers and accessories for you to hire, for your special event. We are a professional team of event and wedding specialists with over 20 years experience in the industry, working on many weddings and high profile corporate gatherings in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK.

For further information view our website or contact:

Janine Robinson (Area Director - Northumberland)

Tel: 07581 707 539 W W W. S I M P L Y B O W S A N D C H A I R C O V E R S . C O . U K

JANINE@SIMPLYB OWSANDCHAIRCOVERS.CO.UK


CAKES u A wedding cake is a focal point of your reception; make it striking, original and visually exciting. Enlisting the creative talents of a bespoke cake maker or cake designer will help create the perfect look, incorporating your own design and specification, for a beautiful result that is sure to be admired by all your guests.

Professional Wedding Cake Artisan creating Unique & Beautiful handcrafted cakes and edible wedding favours. Serving the North East of England.

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07768 932 202 • enquiries@thecakegarden.co.uk www.thecakegarden.co.uk


PHOTOGR APHY u Capture your wedding day forever. Enlisting the services of a professional photographer will make your photo album the most treasured memento of your day. We recommend the use of professional photographers who are familiar with the venue so they can truly capture the most attractive settings and surroundings.

‘a photographer with imagination’ ‘one of the U.K.’s best wedding photographers’ ‘his work simply speaks quality’ ‘why settle for less ?’ Alan has photographed lots of weddings at Doxford Hall

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www.masonstudio.info 01670 783357


MARKWILLIAMSON

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Mark Williamson has a relaxed award-winning contemporary photography style that has made him the North East’s most sought after wedding photographer.

ACCOMMODATION u In addition to a beautiful wedding venue, finding the correct bridal party and guest accommodation is also key to ensuring a relaxing and pleasurable day. If you wish to find alternative accommodation to Doxford Hall yet remain close to the venue, we suggest the following for a reliable high standard that you can count on.

www.markwilliamsonweddings.co.uk info@markwilliamsonweddings.co.uk : Telephone 07715 305 225 /markwilliamsonweddings

@markwweddings

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A select portfolio of design-led self catering boltholes Many of our coastal cottages have sea views and are within easy access of Doxford Hall. Perfect for your guests, your honeymoon or an exclusive hen party.

www.coastalretreats.co.uk | 0191 285 1272 | www.countryretreatsuk.com


... luxury holiday cottages on Northumberland’s Heritage Coast

ENTERTAINMENT u Wedding day entertainment is the key to every successful party and is an excellent way to create an impressive and memorable occasion. From musicians to magicians, there is such great variety to choose from. Allow your guests to be captivated by our recommended entertainers for performances sure to create a unique and awe inspiring day for all involved.

Our luxury cottages are very conveniently situated for Doxford Hall and are an excellent option for guests wishing to stay over for your wedding. Situated only 100 yards from the hotel, our cottages offer open views, privacy, space and great comfort and style. www.doxfordcottages.co.uk 01665 589393 stay@doxfordcottages.co.uk

Dox ford Cot tag es, Dox ford Estate, Chathill, Nor thumberland , N E67 5DW

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From Il Divo to Bublé Take That to The Beatles The Proclaimers to Puccini “A must have for your wedding day... he had the dance floor packed all night! We couldn’t have asked for anyone better and he is a true professional.” Vanessa & Elliott Hall Married at Doxford Hall “We found his level of service to be first class and very professional... a top class performer” Clare & Chris Davidson Married at Doxford Hall Tom’s wonderful baritone voice is at ease in the ceremony, reception or on the dance floor. Proud to be recommended by Doxford Hall Hotel, Tom will help make yours the wedding everyone remembers. Regularly performing to the public - see him live before you buy!

Read, hear, and watch Tom at www.tomwyllie.co.uk enquiries@tomwyllie.co.uk • 07545 394438


PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINMENT SINCE 2004 CORPORATE • WEDDINGS • EVENTS

DJs & Discos

Function Bands

Tributes

Solo Artists

The Singing Waiters

Musicians

Caricaturists

Speciality Acts

“ Massive thank you to Simon at One Voice Productions for helping make our wedding night such a special occasion, we had an amazing night!! ” Robyn & Andrew “ Thank you for the excellent service...You were an absolute pleasure to work with, exceptionally professional. I would not hesitate to recommend One Voice” Michelle & David PROUD RECOMMENDED SUPPLIER OF DOXFORD HALL HOTEL

0191 487 6430

www.onevoiceproductions.co.uk

info@onevoiceproductions.co.uk


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WEDDINGS

Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa, Chathill, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE67 5DN Tel: 01665 589 700 Fax: 01665 589 141 info@doxfordhall.com www.doxfordhall.com


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